iphone photography by uncle ray.
my boys left town this weekend to visit family, see our sweet niece be baptized and introduce benji to a real monster truck rally in southern utah. it was the manly event and highlight of the weekend; cousins, uncles and grandpa all joined in. boys will be boys. benji could not wait! i was a bit worried seeing cars get smashed would scar the poor child, but apparently he loved every minute of it. there was even a father / son monster truck team out there. and a monster truck that resembled a dog. at one point, i'm told, a jet engine rigged to the back of a fire engine completely melted another car into oblivion. (fortunately, as benji noted, a real brush rig was on the outskirts ready to tame the flames.) now tell me, who wouldn't want to pay good money to see that?! b tells me he was happy wearing his own ear protection too. last weekend he got his first train ride and now, monster trucks. this turning into a little boy thing is pretty awesome. i just love dan's face in that first picture; just the beginning of introducing his boy to rad guy stuff. in related news, benji has the chorus to cool guys don't look at explosions memorized.
meanwhile i was busy having some girl time; cuddling whitney's new baby, wren (she's here!!), painting furniture (and managing to get paint all over myself), cooling off in the basement and eating out with friends! hello summertime!